Announced observation today

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  1. Pi-R-Squared

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    AP told me he would observe me today. I told him what I’d be teaching and he said ok. I told him I looked up my previous observation score, saw what needed improvement, and told him the changes that I will make from the last observation to this one.

    He observes me and says I did well.

    Later on, we talked about the observation and he said it looked like I put on a show. So I asked if he liked it. He said it was one of the best dog and pony shows he’d ever seen and we both laughed....
     
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    This is why as an admin, I like to do one scheduled and one unannounced. One to see what kind of dog and pony show you can put together, and one to see what a real day looks like. To me, both are important.
     
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    The main difference between what I did for show today and other normal days is that I allowed the students to have their phones to use to look up stuff. To look up examples of real life uses that involved my lesson. That’s where I lost points the 1st time by not having students using technology. On normal days, we do book work and work out math problems. Gets the job done but scores low.
     
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    Having it be unannounced just makes me more nervous. I very much prefer to have observations scheduled. What I appreciate most of all is when admin have, in the past, offered to let us/teachers invite them into our rooms when we want to be observed for a certain standard or activity.

    It also depends on school atmosphere... the way a principal approaches observations can be helpful or nerve-wracking.
     
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    At least he said you did well! And also I imagine it looks positive for you that you were willing to look at his feedback and make changes.
     
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    After school, the P and I talked about my observation with the AP. P said the AP was bragging on me about my show so then I asked P what he looks for in an announced observation because I thought "what's the point?" if I'm just putting on a show. P said that announced observations allow him to determine how particularly well I planned the lesson out. He said that when teachers know that they are being observed on that exact date and time, it should look well-planned and executed. That said, he said it's a bad sign if announced observations go hay-wire or if the lesson totally falls apart. Any thoughts from administration here? Teachers?
     
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